Both the breast cancer disease and the lifesaving treatments that come with it, can affect individuals differently. I want to start with a conversation about your skin.
Medical treatments and the lack of a daily routine can cause the skin to become dry as well as sensitive. It’s important to maintain your daily routine, even when you are not feeling well. You will conquer this challenge with cancer and when you do, like your health, you’ll want your skin to come out of the fight looking good!
When cleansing your face and body, read the labels carefully. Some of your longtime favorite products may not be the best for your skin at this time. Select skin cleansers that are formulated for sensitive skin with gentle cleansing agents and it’s best to go with ones that are fragrance free.
When removing makeup or cosmetics, use sensitive skin care makeup wipes. Dove® is great for sensitive skin as well as Cetaphil® Face and Body. Unlike cleansers with heavy a fragrance, that can lead to skin irritation, these two are very mild.
So that’s my advice this time…to try to maintain a daily routine of cleansing and caring for your entire body, even when you are not feeling your best; and use products that are kind to your skin …free of harmful chemicals and fragrances.
Next time, I’ll talk about an element in nature that can play havoc with your skin and ways you can protect yourself as you continue on your journey to wellness.
‘Til next time,
Note: Always check with your medical professional before using any new product. Snap a picture of the label to ensure you’ve capture all of the ingredients. Stay with CHC as I share more about breast cancer awareness skin care, @CatHarley.com